Key Signature Entertainment has implemented Event Safety Guidelines based on the Count on me NC General Best Practices Training Course that our team completed, along with observing up to date CDC guidelines. We understand that the live event industry is being greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is our hope that our community can come together to overcome these challenges. In the meantime, we have transitioned to supporting the needs of event professionals through in-person, hybrid and virtual live music options. Through collaboration, Key Signature has partnered with other event professionals to add dynamic entertainment options to support our KSE family and meet the needs of human connection through music. 


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 Key Signature Entertainment is now offering Virtual and Hybrid Live Music Options to meet the needs of the evolving event industry. Learn more about our Virtual/Hybrid Live Music Options here.


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Who We Are

Company Profile

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 600 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events safely, effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include research, vetting, concert production, and band booking for live, hybrid and virtual events. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a safe and fun live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music.” We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented, professional and up-to-date on event safety guidelines, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the “how to book” page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.


Key Signature Entertainment has always been a company that has supported diversity & inclusion since Day One. Not by looking at a person’s skin color, age or gender, but by their qualifications and commitment to the KSE culture. As we continue to grow, we will hold true to the principles of integrity and honesty that can be found in all backgrounds. 

Meet The Team

Brandon R. Crumpton

President/Talent Buyer

Brandon Crumpton is the kind of person that starts every day with a cup of decaffeinated coffee. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his cat, and being freakishly good at connect 4. Despite his quirks, Brandon is a very skilled businessman, and has been the owner and president of Key Signature Entertainment since June of 2009. He’s always thinking ahead to find the next big move for Key Signature. This may involve distracting his employees with obscure ideas such as squirrels making coffee, but other times, he’s thinking of new ways to make operations more efficient and productive.

Brandon is a simple person, who enjoys good music, sports, and bourbon. On the occasional weekend, when he doesn’t have an event to attend or an HBO show to binge watch, you can spot Brandon and his lovely wife, Rosy, at the local Seaboard in Matthews.

Over the years, Brandon has made an impression on the people he does business with. He’s creative yet logical, and he’s always honest – even when the truth isn’t exactly what someone wants to hear. Due to his respectable qualities, he has made the name, Key Signature Entertainment, a recognizable brand across the growing Charlotte region.

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Brandon Crumpton

Brandon is a graduate of Wingate University with a degree in Music Business. Brandon has been in the entertainment and events industry for 14 years.

His journey began as a member of the events programming board at Wingate University. He later interned with a local booking agency here in Charlotte, who then hired him upon graduation. Brandon worked his way up from Assistant to General Manager in only 5 years.

His next step in his professional career landed him at TRIP Hospitality Resources. Brandon assisted with the company’s two publications, TRIP Magazine, and Charlotte Hospitality News. This move gave him a better background in sales, and a wider understanding of Charlotte’s events and tourism industry.

Brandon was encouraged by TRIP’s owner, Charlotte’s best musicians, family, and friends to get back into the entertainment industry; thus, Key Signature Entertainment was born. Representing some of the nation’s most talented and professional acts, Key Signature provides live entertainment for private parties and special events.

Mikayla S. Mendels

Director of Events/Talent Buyer

Mikayla Mendels is the spread sheet queen of the office. She has the ability to think of all of the things you haven’t thought of or just flat out forgot. Mikayla is still learning how to cut fruit and has a weird way of letting you know its 10 minutes ’til the next hour. She is an amazing baker /pickle maker and will probably own a boutique bakery with live music in it one day. Mikayla has an interest in shoe fashion, but does not particularly care to wear them. She’s dependable, punctual, and knows exactly what she wants out of life.

Mikayla is easily recognizable by the blue tint in her hair and leaves a trail of blue evidence everywhere she goes in the office. Her perfect day would somehow consist of yoga, beer or wine, and furry creatures running around her. She’d probably add eating a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon on top.

Mikayla has been with Key Signature since May 2017 and is an integral part of our continued success. She enjoys brainstorming and coming up with creative ways to make our customers and musicians’ jobs easier. Mikayla is usually the voice of reason in the office and keeps everyone grounded and honest. It is her true character that has gained the trust and respect of the event and music industry.

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Mikayla Mendels

Mikayla graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in
December 2016 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration
in Music Industry and a minor in Communication. With a background in
classical music and experience now working at concert venues, managing
bands, event coordination within the music industry, and internship experiences
with companies such as Atlantic Records, HAIL! Fredonia Records, and KMase Productions, she made the bold move from New York to Charlotte, North

Having no plan but all the determination, Mikayla was hired as an intern at Key
Signature just three months after her move to Charlotte. Soon after, she was
hired full time to pursue a career that involved her love of the music industry
and allowed her to learn and grow with the company.

Tius E. Ragan-Johnson

Director of Operations/Talent Buyer

Tius Ragan-Johnson is an aspiring guitar player and hopes to one day be a full-time working musician. The first thing you’ll probably notice about Tius is his hair followed by his genuine demeanor and personality. You will also notice that he dresses like he owns a motorcycle, but steps proudly out of his compact car. Tius will be the most honest person you’ll ever meet. It’s almost like he can’t stop telling the truth even when you want him to stop. Its a big reason why he became such a vital part of the Key Signature Entertainment daily operations.

In addition to being an aspiring musician, Tius loves to cook and enjoys trying new things at restaurants. He’s the only one of us who orders eel at our favorite sushi spot. You won’t have to twist his arm for him to join you for bottomless mimosas at a brunch buffet either.

Tius has challenged himself to learn new skills and engage with new people. He uses the unknown as fuel to push forward. Tius is a thinker and has contributed a few great ideas for the direction of the company. We are lucky to have him!

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Tius Ragan-Johnson

Tius graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from UNC-Chapel Hill in
2018, where he studied classical guitar and performed in the Guitar Ensemble
and Men’s Glee Club. Since then, he has begun his journey toward building a
career as a full-time working musician, taking every available opportunity to
work in a musical environment. Tius has served as a stagehand for venues across the city of Charlotte, volunteered for Tosco Music’s quarterly Music Party, and engaged with musical mentors to help further develop his skill set as a performer.

By early July of 2018, he was hired as the intern at Key Signature Entertainment and quickly became a jack-of-all-trades for the company. After proving himself as an asset to Key Signature’s event team, he was hired as the Executive Assistant. Tius has continued to utilize his Swiss Army Knife mentality to further Key Signature’s marketing and growth plans.

Awards & Achievements:


  • 2018 – Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority – Service Provider of the Year Award
  • 2018 – U.S. Small Business Administration Certification
  • 2015 – International Live Events Association – Best Public Event Over 20,000 People Award
  • 2015 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Over $25,000 Award
  • 2013 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Over $25,000 Award
  • 2013 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Under $25,000 Award
  • 2013 – International Live Events Association – Best Team Effort Award
  • 2012 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Under $25,000 Award

Our Affiliations:

Key Signature Entertainment is a proud member of the following organizations



Key Signature Entertainment
P.O. Box 342
Matthews, NC 28106